Friday, February 25, 2011

Breast Cancer Doesn't Take a Break During Bad Economic Times

I haven't blogged in quite a while. I've been watching the film production statistics, met with execs at Sony, and wrote two books.

But where I have been spending most of my time, and the reason I haven't been back to blog is because I've been devoting hours and hours volunteering for Susan G. Komen for the Cure on their marquis event, the 2011 LA County Race for the Cure. Because of the economy, the loss of jobs with the associated loss of insurance coverage, Komen has a huge job to provide screening and diagnosis for the under served community this year.

I am hearing more and more devastating stories of loss and sorrow, and I am determined to raise my voice even louder. If social media can take down despotic governments, then maybe it can create an environment that creates a tsunami of outrage that there is no cure for a disease that takes mothers from their children and their families.

The Race for the Cure is March 6, 2011 at Dodger Stadium, and then I'll be back talking about how to preserve our economy through maintaining a healthy entertainment industry.